Hello there fellow Colour Blast lovers, Melinda here with you today sharing an entry I made in an art journal as part of a circle journal swap I am a part of!!
AND I have a process video of my pages coming together! You can see that here!! Otherwise, read on for close up's and more details!
So, first up I started with a coat of gesso on both sides of the brown paper bag album I was working in and then I used a black paint marker to write a bunch of seemingly random words all across the pages. My theme in this journal was "A Day In Your Life" and it was the middle of school holidays when I received it so my first thought was "Really, how does one scrap/journal chaos?!" Haha! So all the words are very relevant to a Mum in the middle of the school holidays with a pair of little boys who are a bit crazy!!
After that was all dry I grabbed a bunch of my Colour Blast Colour Pastes - Rose Petal, Lovely Lilac, Singin' the Blues, Sunshine, Tangerine Dream and Steel and random applied colour with a palette knife!
This is what the page looked like when I had finished applying all the different colours! Chaotic, yes?! Some of the paste is quick thick in places and in others not so much but I love the depth that that helps to create!
I had googled "family chaos quotes" or something to that effect and found this one and thought it was perfect! "Our family has just the right mix of chaos and love" I pulled a bunch of alphas from my stash, some old thickers that I knew I wouldn't use, some random chippy letters I have had in my stash for years and also (the littlest ones!) some chippy ones from Dusty Attic. They all got a coat of black paint and after that was dry I went in with a silver paint marker through all the middle of the letters for an extra pop.
I didn't feel that the silver was enough of a pop, they kinda blended into the page a little with that chaotic background, so did some outlining with my white paint maker.
The extra pop I was hoping for with the white paint marker around didn't quite do enough so I decided to put some of the same marker onto the letters and BOOM! there was that pop I had been hoping for! I finished up with some splatters of Roadbase Colour Spray and some enamel dots in all the different colours.
I love how this spread came together and in the end I think it totally captured where my days were at that point in time!
Here are some close ups of my completed page, I hope you like my pages and that you get your fun goodies out to have a play!
Thanks again for stopping by and make sure you get your products out and just play, you just never know where your projects will end up! Oh, and if your not already a part of the fun FB group that has been set up for CB fans head over here to join up, share your creations and see what everyone else is doing with their Colour Blast products!! Have a fab scrappy day!